The Role of a Writing Coach

The Role of a Writing Coach

When I mention to people that I offer coaching services to writers, I’m sometimes met with a blank stare.  But… Sports coaches help athletes improve their game. Financial coaches help people better manage their money. Fitness coaches help with people’s various...
ChatGPT and Memoir

ChatGPT and Memoir

To say that ChatGPT has changed the writing game would be an understatement, but is this change really all that bad? Are there ways that using ChatGPT can actually help us write better? (I know, blasphemy! Us writers are all supposed to hate ChatGPT right? While I...
Using Gender-Inclusive Language in Writing

Using Gender-Inclusive Language in Writing

Language is powerful. It shapes so much of our lives and how we perceive and interact with those around us. It can both include and exclude, empower or marginalize, so it is important to be conscious of the words we use and the context in which we use them. ...
The Value of Accountability in Writing

The Value of Accountability in Writing

Memoirs are deeply personal, no matter the topic. Whether you’re chronicling your journey with a chronic illness, writing about grief and loss, or sharing your experience as an athlete, these personal stories are often harder to write down.  A blank page can be...
Demystifying the Manuscript Editing Process

Demystifying the Manuscript Editing Process

When I work 1:1 with an author, I become a part of their life. They are entrusting me with their story, which is a big deal. I mean, think about the vulnerability it takes to share the Thing You’ve Been Working On For Ages with a stranger whose job it is to edit it....
Memoir Writing:: Where Do You Start?

Memoir Writing:: Where Do You Start?

Like any significant project, it can be hard to know where to start when you sit down to write your memoir. First, you have what every writer in any genre faces: the technicalities of getting that story onto a page. But memoir writers have the added challenge of...